University of Northern Iowa
MyUniverse News

Monday, November 17, 2003


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NEWS 

RELOCATION OF CASHIER'S WINDOWS: Effective Nov. 17, the Cashiers windows will be located in Gilchrist #207/209 lobby entrance. All U-Bill payments and departmental deposits can be brought to this area for processing. If you have questions, call 3-2628.
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UNI TRANSPORTATION SURVEY: In collaboration with Metropolitan Transit Authority (MET), the UNI Physical Plant, and Department of Geography, you are invited to take a voluntary and anonymous survey on campus transportation perceptions and commuter travel behavior. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete, and the information you provide will be useful in many community and campus transportation and policy applications. The survey will be available on MyUNIverse Nov. 13-30. To access the survey, log in to your MyUNIverse account and click on the link to the survey under "Current Announcements" (or "Voting and Surveys").
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MCLEOD CENTER APPROVED: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, yesterday gave UNI approval to move ahead with construction of the McLeod Center, a 100,000-square-foot sports and entertainment facility to be located south of the UNI-Dome. The UNI Foundation has raised approximately $17 million of the $18 million in private support needed to build the center. The anticipated total project cost is approximately $20 million. The remaining funds will come from the university and a $500,000 loan from the city of Cedar Falls. See the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/News.asp
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STUDENT LITERARY MAGAZINE: Inner Weather, UNI's student-run literary magazine, is seeking submissions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and black and white artwork. Submissions can be taken to the Department of English office, Baker 117, or submitted via e-mail to inner- weather@uni.edu. The deadline is Dec. 10.
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NEW PHONE BOOK AVAILABLE: Off-campus students can pick up a copy between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. at Copy Central, located in the basement of Rod Library. Quantities are limited; off-campus students will be allowed one per person. Contact University Marketing & Public Relations at 3-2761 with questions.
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NISG COMMITTEE OPENINGS: The Northern Iowa Student Government is forming a committee to create a faculty evaluation service for all students. There are currently two openings on the committee for non-senate member students. If you are interested, contact Virgina Weiss, weissv@uni.edu
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

FLU SHOT CLINICS: Monday, Nov. 17 and Tuesday, Nov. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. each day. Redeker Center, north lobby area above Biscotti's. The cost is $15 payable by cash, check, payroll deduct, or u-bill. Insurance filing accepted. Go to http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf to download a consent form. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.
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UNI WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made only after the provost and vice president for administration and finance, or their designees, have conferred. Announcements will be made via local radio and TV stations, as well as the UNI home page. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/339.html
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UNI SYLLABI WEB SITE: Need help with class registration? Consult the UNI Syllabi Web site, for information about given course curriculum. This site provides a central location for direct links to the syllabi of participating faculty. http://www.scholars.uni.edu/syllabi/
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HELPFUL COMPUTER RESOURCES:
Visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/resources.html Some of the available resources include a list of keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office, Windows, or another HTML editor, information on free images, information to help find the best digital camera for your budget and help with creating a Web page.

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IMMUNIZATIONS: Immunizations must be taken care of before registering for classes. Call Student Health at 3-2009 for more information or have immunization records faxed to (319) 273-3115.
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IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW ON CAMPUS: Amy Liu, associate director of admissions at the U of I College of Law, will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in SAB 307.
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HOURS 

LIBRARY HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING VACATION:
Visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks

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IRTS-SEC 222 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS: At 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 IRTS-SEC 222 will close. It will reopen at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
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EVENTS 

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: On Monday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. in SEC 252, David Thornburg will present "From Data to Understanding: Navigating Informational Spaces in the Age of Overwhelm." This presentation explores the use of specific software tools designed to build bridges from data to information, from information to knowledge, and from knowledge to understanding. For more information, visit http://ci.coe.uni.edu/edtech or
http://www.tcpd.org/

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"SEX DRUGS ROCK & ROLL": Presented by UNISTA on Nov. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. Performances in the Acting Practice Room (APR) of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $4 at the door. For more information visit http://unista.org
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: On Monday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. in Latham 125, Steven Emerman, geology at Simpson College, will speak on "Deforestation, arsenic, and the self-organizing jungle in the Terai region of Nepal." Everyone is welcome.
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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: On Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Red Cross and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity will hold the second SAE sponsored blood drive of the semester. Those who donated in the Sept. 16 drive are now eligible to donate again, and more staff has been added so the drive will move more quickly.
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SATELLITE SEMINAR SERIES: The final seminar in the 2003 Satellite Seminar Series, "Heads vs. Feds: The Great Debate," will be aired live on Tues., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. in SEC 244. The seminar will feature Steven Hager, Robert Stutman, and Billy R. Martin and their differing experiences with the war on drugs. Hager is the editor of "High Times Magazine," Stutman served as a DEA agent for 25 years, and Martin is internationally known for his research on abused drugs. Call 3-3175 for more information.
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NASA LECTURE AND SLIDE SHOW: "The International Flavor of the Space Station" by Clay Anderson, American astronaut. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall. Clay was the crew support astronaut for Expedition 4 (for more information, http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp4/index.html), and Space Station Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for Station missions and as the Astronaut Office crew representative for the Station's electrical power system. A reception will follow. Sponsored by The Iowa REEES Distance Learning Consortium and the Department of Modern Languages.
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NISEA MEETING: There will be a Northern Iowa State Education Association (NISEA) meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in SEC 182/183. All students with an education major or minor are welcome to attend.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION: On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. in SAB 7, Jeff Dorale, geology, University of Iowa, will present "Maximum Interglacial Conditions of the North American Mid-Continent During a Time of Rapid Global Glaciation." All are welcome.
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INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: Jack Levenson of The Washington Center will discuss earning academic credit while working in a professional environment. Information session Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Sponsored by THE UNI Career Center. Questions, call Connie Collin at 3-6857. Washington Center website: http://www.twc.edu
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COMPUTERS AND ETHICS: Sigma Xi presents Keith Miller, Computer Science, University of Illinois-Springfield, talking on "Science, Computer Science & Ethics: Searching for the Truth in a Make-Believe World", 7 p.m., Thursday Nov. 20, in MSH 201. He will discuss how using computers and technology in the quest for knowledge has raised questions about how and what we know. Free and open to the public. More information at
http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/

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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Nov. 24 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in the State College Room in Maucker Union. The agenda includes a report from the Liberal Arts Core Committee. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu
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THE NUTCRACKER COMING TO THE GBPAC: Tchaikovsky's holiday classic visits the GBPAC Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. A holiday tradition featuring Ballet Internationale and children of the Cedar Valley. Call 273-SHOW or visit http://gbpac.com for tickets.
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5-ON-5 CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER: Faculty, students & staff - IM Open Soccer Tournament play begins Dec. 7 on WRC South Courts. Registration is Dec. 1-3 in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Limited to first eight teams). Entry forms available the week of Nov. 17 in WRC 101. $20 entry fee, two game guarantee.
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IM DODGEBALL: Students, faculty, & staff register for the 8-on-8 menís & womenís open dodgeball tournament. Entry forms available Nov. 17, WRC 101. $20 entry fee, two game guarantee. Entries due Dec. 3, WRC 101 (Limit to first 16 teams). Play begins Saturday, Dec. 6, WRC South Courts at 1 p.m.
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SPELUNKING AT HUNTERS CAVE, MISSOURI: ìEnter night, exit light.î With darkness lurking around every corner, UNI Outdoors will explore a cave that will make even the bravest wonder where the lights are. $45 (UNI) $55 (guest); Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS DOWNHILL SKIING: Break into the New Year by skiing in Colorado from Jan. 5-10. Six days, five nights lodging, four-day lift tickets. Cost is $450 (UNI) $485 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Contact UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more info.
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